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taken a step back on this debt ceiling standoff. should it be raised. this is how "the new york times" described it over the weekend. i'll put it up on the screen and have you react to it. backing down from the hardline stance, house republicans said friday they would agree to lift the limit for three months with the requirement that both chambers of congress pass a budget in that time to clear the way for negotiations on long-term deficit reduction, to add muscle to the efforts to bring democrats to the table, they would include a provision in the debt ceiling legislation saying that lawmakers will not be paid if they do not pass a budget blueprint. was it right to step back from challenging the president over raising the debt ceiling? >> well, i think the house proposal is a step in the right direction. no doubt the senate hasn't done it's job. it's been nearly four years since it's passed a budget. but it doesn't go nearly far enough. we have a crisis. i just got back last week from afghanistan. and i had multiple servicemen and women clasp me on the arm and say, please do somethin
23. house will vote today on raising the debt ceiling. secretary of state hillary clinton testifies before house and senate committee today about the september terrorist attack in benghazi, libya. republicans are talking about their own priorities and reacting to president obama's inauguration speech. we're like to hear your advice for the president for his second term. here are the numbers to call. you can also find us online. share your comments over twitter or join the conversation on facebook. you can also e-mail us. we're asking you this morning your advice for the second obama administration. isedobama speech rate stark choices, says the new york times. we would like to hear from you this morning, what you think republican options are and what your advice is. here's what's happening on capitol hill today. house gop poised to extend the debt limit. that's the headline in "usa today." the bill would buy time and would set the stage for a physical fight. house republicans are scheduled to vote today to extend a $16.40 trillion at the opening salvo in a renewed battle this year to
is what president obama said monday about the debt ceiling. >> so i want to be clear about this, the debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending, it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. >> mike: well, according to the congressional record, in 2006, then senator barack obama had this statement just before a debt ceiling vote and i quote, the fact that we are here today to debate raising america's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure, it's a sign that the u.s. government can't pay its own bills, it's a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government's reckless fiscal policies. leadership means that the buck stops here. instead, washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today on the backs of our children and grandchildren, therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. in 2008, candidate obama blamed president bush and called the growing debt unpatriotic. >> number 43 added 4
weeks back, here is what president obama said monday about the debt ceiling. >> so i want to be clear about this, the debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending, it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. >> mike: well, according to the congressional record, in 2006, then senator barack obama had this statement just before a debt ceiling vote and i quote, the fact that we are here today to debate raising america's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure, it's a sign that the u.s. government can't pay its own bills, it's a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government's reckless fiscal policies. leadership means that the buck stops here. instead, washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today on the backs of our children and grandchildren, therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. in 2008, candidate obama blamed president bush and called the growing debt unpatriotic.
we're going to do, we're going to pass a three or four-month extension of the debt ceiling. then we're going to get into a fight on the sequester and hold the line of the sequester. this is a promise the leadership is making to us. as long as they keep that promise i think many conservatives will be ok with that. then when we get to the debt ceiling fight we're going to ask for at a minimum the one--- the one-for-one cuts that come from the boehner rule for any long-term debt ceiling extension system of if we look at that, it means that in 10 to 15 years, with very little help from the democrats, we can achieve a balanced budget which is much better than even the 23- to 27 -- better than the 23 years to 27 years and obviously better than the never balancing budget obama and the democrats have proposed for the last four years. so you look at all the data out there. all the public opinion polls say that the american people think we're spending too much money. that the american people think that we are taxing too much. but the problem is that as republicans, i think this goes to what r
that threatens your economic future. congress voted to suspend the debt ceiling for three months this week, effectively raising the country's borrowing limit while they figure out deeper cuts to reduce the deficit. that keeps me employed for at least a few more months. even before that deadline hits again, march 1st will be on us, the so-called sequester deadline. that's a stupid washington name for a stupid and dangerous washington creation, the automatic across-the-board spending cuts. then there's another date to worry about, april 15th. not just tax filing day but the date by which congress has promised to adopt a budget resolution. they even this time stake their pay on it, agreeing to reach a deal or face suspension of their paychecks until they reach a deal. that might just be enough of a carrot to make them actually present a budget that takes on our a bah looning deficit. but that battle may make the recent battle over tax hikes for the rich seem like a friendly game of badminton. big spending cuts are needed and they will hit americans where it hurts -- in their entitlements. i'm
to davos today. >> reporter: yeah. so the republicans are going to vote on suspending the debt ceiling which is lot of people think it's a good idea to do forever. they won't have much opposition with that. and cantor with a conessional delegation, they'll come over to davos, he'll be in a panel on friday, and we'll talk to him when he gets here about the budget, about the debt ceiling debacle in the united states and about whether or not america with sort of capture this economic dinahism that you say talk about so much in the face of all of these problems going on in washington, the congress and inability to get anything done. can we actually overcome that and have a great year. >> all right. ali velshi? davos. thank you. so nice to see you. so interesting, too, they talk about how the future will not be a u.s. and europe led world. it's china, india, some of these emerging markets. they talks about the next 100 year, not necessary lit next quarter. >>> high drama below ground. coming up, the race to save a woman who falls on to the subway tracks. [ construction sounds ] ♪ [ watch
to the fact that they've moved off the fight on the debt ceiling a few months. he believes he can deal with them and, as you heard, get some kind of grand bargain. i need to be convinced of that, wolf. >> part two of your interview coming up later. >> he tells us, how does he know when the president is mad at him. >> interesting to see that. thank you. good work. >>> in a moment, the latest on the breaking news we've been following a shooting at a community college in houston, texas. there's going to be a news conference from the sheriff there. we'll update you with what is going on. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. at liberty mutual insurance, we understand. that's why our auto policies come with accident forgiveness if you qualify, where your rates won't go up due to your first accident, and new car replacement, where, if you total your new car, we give you the money for a new one. call... to talk to an insurance expert about everything else that comes standard with our base auto policy. and if you get into an accid
the debt ceiling until the middle of may. senate democrats say they will pass the bill soon and the white house says president obama will not veto it. the debt ceiling is the limit on how much the feds can borrow. republican leaders were refusing to raise it without an equal amount of spending cuts. but the bill they just passed has a new ultimatum for the house and the senate. no budget, no pay. carl cameron in the d.c. newsroom tonight. how is this supposed to break the gridlock? >> hey, shep. it's basically a two-part deal. the first says by april 15th, both the house and the senate each have to pass a budget that balances in 10 years. should either chamber fail then its members paychecks can't be delayed. they can't stop it constitutionally they have to get paid. the other part suspends enforcement of the federal debt limit until may 19th, at which point it will increase retroactively without any offset in spending cuts. here is how speaker john boehner summed it up today. >> you know, the premise here is pretty simple. it says that there should be no long-term increase in the debt li
to hit the grund running again in his second term. the debt ceiling fight has been delayed and they are looming on the issue of the budget more specifically the sequester that comes up at the beginning of march. those are spending cuts in military and domestic agencies and the continuing resolution. basically it calls for how they will pay for the government going forward. after march 27th the budget issues are high on the priority list. there are challenges as he faces the republican house. he heard from paul ryan and dick durbin and their opinions on what the president needs to do going forward. >> the green line is historic tax rates, how much we raise in taxes and the blue is how many increases president obama is calling for. the red is where spending is going. spending is the problem, revenues are not the problem. if you keep chasing them they will hurt economic growth, shut down the economy and won't get the budget balanced. >> what i heard the president say was programs like social security and medicare and med aid critically important for our future and we need to h
to the caucus, we can't win this fight publicly. let the debt ceiling go because we're going to be blamed for the economic fallout. let's push that down the road kick the can down the road, as they say, and try to get some budget out of the senate and try to get some real spending cuts in the next three months. so paul ryan and others within the caucus are seeing a longer game here than is this freshman senator from texas. >> but if you ask paul ryan what he wants to do on gun control, he would say, i don't want to do anything on gun control. you've talked to moderate republicans -- >> what about registration? >> the only thing they might do is something on registration. >> background checks. >> that's it. no idea that you're banning weapons. no chance. >> registration is the worst. >> put it on tape. 5 0% chance it passes. >> good because hunters need 30 bullets. >> if you've seen a single republican say they support that -- >> a democratic lobbyist last night working on this very issue, he said we don't have the votes. that's now, and that is before the president goes
. >>> the house has passed a bill that would prevent the united states from hitting the debt ceiling. at least right away. it's dubbed the no budget no pay act. it was proposed by republicans and it lets the treasury department borrow money until mid-may, as long as congress passes a budget by april 15th. if lawmakers don't come up with a blueprint for the budget, the measure states their pay will be withheld. constitution doesn't allow the no pay thing to really happen, so that is a pr stunt. any way, that's why the act passed. 33 republicans, 111 democrats voted against it. one dem who did, congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz and she tells us the bill wasn't a clean debt ceiling increase and only prolongs economic uncertainty. it only extents it for a few months so she's right about that. >>> in the last 48 hours or so, u.s. cargo planes made at least five trips into mali transporting about 80 french troops and more than 124 tons of supplies. a spokesman for the u.s./africa command tells us the airlifts began monday, are going to go on for several more days. i couldn't help but notice thi
, that starts march 1st. debt ceiling suspension expiring on may 19th. you think the president's policy goals will get bogged down because of these upcoming deadlines? >> that's an interesting question. we are trying to sort that one out. this punt into may, with the debt ceiling suggests that it buys everyone time on fiscal issues and might allow congress to turn its attention to immigration and gun control and other issues. certainly, the fiscal debate isn't going anywhere. a big question, will sequestration indeed happen if it does happen, does it happen assith currently written, do we make changes or the white house come up with a way to stave it off and get republicans and democrats to agree? a big push under way to get started on gun control, immigration, hearings next week to start the gun control debate. efforts under way by the end of next week, we might have a bipartisan framework for immigration reform proposals that would bring democrats and republicans together in the senate and get the balling rolling on something besides fiscal policy. a lot of people on washington would love t
to be made in the course of 2013 concerning fiscal deficits, concerning the debt ceiling, which is why 2013 is a make or break. >> reporter: if those decisions are postponed again? >> well, it will be pushing the can down the road yet again, which was a reproach that we made against the europeans, and i don't think that the u.s. should fall in that trap. >> reporter: lagarde says governments and legislators can't be allowed to let up or slip back, that we can't go back to business as usual. >> pelley: anthony, thank you very much. democratic senator dianne feinstein of california introduced legislation today to reinstate the federal ban on assault weapons, but she acknowledged that supporters face an uphill battle. nancy cordes is at the top of that hill tonight in washington. nancy. >> reporter: scott, the bill that she and other democrats introduced today is even tougher than the assault weapons ban that congress let lapse back in 2004. this bill would ban the sale of 157 different military-style firearms. flanked by police officers doctors, and mayors, senator dianne feinstein of califor
to that a constitutional crisis, in a way, because this whole debt ceiling has been a weapon that the house of representatives has used to gain power. it's not just the republicans versus the democrats. it's the house versus the president. >> meanwhile, these markets are on fire. another good week for the market. the s&p 500 hitting a new five-year high. what is driving stocks? and do you think it's sustainable for the year? some of the risk has been pulled out of the of the market. so the most recent is three months. some of the ris ks. and maybe just that the election isn't determined. maybe some are happy. some are, some aren't. but it's solved. markets don't like uncertainty. so even though it wasn't very likely the european union would fall apart, even though it wasn't very likely the u.s. would fall on its debt, i think that lifted markts a lot. >> meanwhile, new appointments in the obama administration. timmy geithner, the last day was on friday. i want to ask you about his successor. he's certainly served during a tumultuous time. >> if i'm going to give him one grade, i'm going to
backed off that so you didn't get that outcome. at the same time, they've pushed off the debt ceiling for a few months. so the body language out of washington has been more constellatory. so when you get to this point where you think about what the deficit might look like this year, i don't think you're going to be looking at a balanced budget so soon. you can't sustain trillion dollar deficiter year after year after year doubling the debt so many years and still think that the market is going to accept that over time. they know the market needs to move away from this, but it's going to away longer process. >> kevin and mike will be with us for the rest of the hour. >> and it's time for the global markets report. kelly evans is standing by in london. i could string up a lot of thing to talk to you about, kelly. you're very close to davos. i don't know. we -- i don't really feel like i've missed anything, really. but you're still close. you could have jetted over there easily and joined in with, you know, john legend and charlie thero this e, andrew ross sorkin. >> i was hoping maybe s
to delay a debate over the debt ceiling. chief capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell has more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. this is to avoid those showdowns we've seen the past two years. it would give the government more time to borrow. while democrats would like a longer term solution, the white house says it would go along. >> most americans believe you don't do your job, you shouldn't get paid. >> reporter: today's vote is a tactical shift in the gop playbook, putting on hold their demand for a debt ceiling increase only with spending cuts attached. >> it's a concession by republicans that they were not going to be able to win a spending cut fight using the debt ceiling vote. >> reporter: the clock is ticking. the country will max out its credit card at $16.4 trillion in several weeks, risking possible default on the nation's debt unless congress okay's more borrowing. the house is considering a short-term fix. lift the debt ceiling for a few months to take the pressure off, but require both house and senate to pass a budget. if they fail, congress would not
the debt ceiling to another we three months tied to pay. what is the strategy? >> i don't think the g.o.p. have one. i saw a high ranking aide to the house leadership this weekend and he told me that --. >> hobnobbing with powerful people. >> they said they turned the corner and this was a shrewd move. i see it as you, a real problem that indicates that at best the republicans have tactical responses. bottom line, the spot getting his way. >> shell shocked from the election or leaderless or both or what? >> all of it. they did not think they would lose as badly as they did right up to election night. they have never gotten a handle on why, and we have a faction of hard right tea party people in the republican caucus in the house that will not let the moderate members, even really talk to obama, talking or compromise is out. >> was there an agenda missing? >> growing the economy. >> they are the most strategic group of people. though can not figure out what they believe in and how to fight obama. >> are they on the wrong side of social issues? >> shear what they should do. they could b
a deal on this. there will be a lot of pressure to do that. republicans agreed to raise the debt ceiling. that took away a little bit of their leverage going into negotiations at the end of february. here comes paul ryan. where has he been? he is making this line in the sand now. i think the white house is concerned because this could hurt the economy going forward if we go through these deep cuts and right now the white house is saying we need to keep the economy moving. we have to keep all eyes on that and continue to have growth and jobs. there is concern for the white house. >> ryan took one of his famous charts on "meet the press." you can tell immediately what he thinks the problem is, more spending cuts are needed. paul ryan says increasing revenue is off the table for now. the gop, the tax hikes during the fiscal cliff stuff. do they do it again? >> he was also asked and side stepped whether or not you could close loopholes. it is another way to get revenue. that is what david gregory asked him. he had a nonresponse response to that. there are other ways to get revenue than acros
, today republicans in the house are expected to vote on a plan that's going to defuse the debt ceiling crisis at least temporarily. republicans are planning to offer legislation that will suspend the enforcement of the federal debt limit for at least three months, allowing the government to keep borrowing money to pay for all of its current obligations. in exchange, the house gop'ers want the democratic-controlled senate to do something they haven't done in 1,365 days, pass a budget. something that body hasn't done since 2009. now, instead of demanding spending cuts, republicans have added a provision to the bill that would suspend lawmakers' own paychecks if their chamber fails to pass a budget by april 15th. that's a lot like actually the no labels, no budget, no pay plan that that organization's been dealing with, talking about for a long time. michael steele, i think that's a great idea. >> i do, too. >> if you don't do your job -- >> why get paid for it? >> and the democrats in the senate haven't done their job in that many days, why pay them? >> i don't think you should. in fact,
and says, how do you run a country with debt-ceiling debacles, fiscal cliffs with no decisions being made? and so it's a little bit like that old line, i didn't leave my heart. my party left me. i think a lot of big businessmen feel republicans have just gone a little bit crazy, and they are sort of now a group without a home because they're not democrats either. but it's another problem area for republicans. >> you saw that during the fiscal cliff. you know, when you had this parade of these big ceos going down to washington, more engaged arguably than any time in the last several years, but yet it didn't really have an impact at all. and i think part of that is because their message was, you've got to compromise, but part of that is because they weren't really saying anything specifically. they weren't hyper-engaged in a way they were calling them up and said there's what you have to compromise on. it was appealing to the mass populous. >> that group which i'm involved with left really disappointed/disgusted with what goes on in washington. >> as we all were. >> right. >> and that's tru
one thing at one time. it's not as if you can do gun control and immigration and the debt ceiling. guess what, we're paying these people, they have tons of staff, they can do more than one thing. the question is not do you have political capital, the issue is, do you have political courage? that's what you need to see more from politicians, courage, and not so concerned about whether or not they'll get re-elected. >> senator feinstein obviously saying it's an juuphill battle, but she pointed to what the voters want. 54%, 44% do not support. obviously, by party, if you broke that down, it could be different. but, again, this question to you. if there is the will to do not a lot on guns, but something, is this the something? >> i think absolutely not. and i think it's really important that you noted that statistic early on. but another thing to note is a lot of the folks who answer that question don't necessarily know what an assault rifle is. these assault weapons are designed essentially by cosmetic features that the gun has, like the kind of grip that the gun has. these are not m
a barrel with the debt ceiling coming up with no time to announce any long- term balance budget framework or any kind of structural reforms to health and retirement programs. we had the short-term extension to give each chamber to go through order and pass a budget in our house. obviously, paul ryan and his team will work through, i think even a bolder budget to send to the senate. the senate and the president might not accept the bill we passed. but in fact, they are going to pass the bill and the president is going to sign it. as speaker boehner said, this is something the house should continue to do. we are in the opposition but we're in the majority but as the opposition we should take the opportunity to paint bold principles and stand by those and then we can campaign on those in the next two years. >> so, tom, you are a conservative. did you become conservative at some point, are you a natural born conservative? >> right from the beginning. i grew up in a very small town. my parents were not political at all. my father would not put up a yard sign until my campaign, thankfully, he d
, they're going to introduce their bill, vote on their bill to extend the debt ceiling for three months, give themselves a little running room, but this is a president who is going to be aggressive about his agenda. he didn't just talk over republicans, he went right after them, talking about takers, s saying that's not what social security and medicare are, a jab not only at mitt romney but paul ryan, who he will be dealing with. >> when you have a guy who has bullied you in the schoolyard for four years and you finally fight the bully and you beat them like he just did in this election, you're not as afraid of the bully as you was or at least cautious. i think they bullied this president. he went to the mat and re-elected with a wider margin than george bush and saying the bullying is over. we're either going to fight or work together. >> the problem is both sides feel like they were bullied over the past four years and they've got to figure out how to work together over the next four years. i want to talk about yesterday with you quickly and open it up. it struck me as a son of the s
't produced one in almost years. on may 19th is what the debt ceiling has been extended to. what paul ryan is saying is that whatever bill comes out of the senate will call for more taxes and republicans in the house will not accept that. and if that then is the case then you get the cuts to the defense department and medicare. do i have that right? >> that is fundamentally correct. what we are looking at and what we'll see is whether or not the democrats in the senate insist that they sequester would be altered only by raising taxes and that is not going to happen. we j a $650 billion tax increase we are not going to do another one. these were cuts in law and they need to be altered. the president in his debate with governor romney said the sequester will not happen, and he's got to step up and help us work our way through that, because it does cut too much, in my opinion, the defense department. they've already had a big cut. this will be another big cut. and i think it's dangerous for the defense department and will do damage in a way that we should not do. bill: i mentioned the senate
. that has to change. [applause] now, the house won't consider another debt ceiling increase unless the senate passes a budget. and we're not going to just keep raising the debt ceiling. we're going to make a down payment on debt reduction, and we're going to point the country in the right direction, we're going to cut spending. [applause] you know, there will be times p when conservatives disagree on the way forward. we've never marched in lockstep. that's not what we do. a healthy debate is a good and needed thing. we can deliberate in private without fighting in public. all we should ask of each other is that we give an honest account of our actions and their reasons for them. we should challenge the left, not each other. and if we take the prudent course, you know what? we'll be in really good company. our founders were men of prudence. take james madison. nowadays we call him the founder, the father of the constitution. but at the constitutional convention, he lost some key arguments. you know, he fought the plan to give each state the same number of seats in the senate. he tho
at the front lines. bill: congress has a compromise, a deal with the debt ceiling, it comes with a big catch, though. does that mean there is hope for a long-term solution, america? or is this going to backfire in a big way? martha: scientists say that these new pictures of the sun shed light on a long-standing mystery. what that is? bill: 32 minutes later here is your moment, america. we do believe senator kerry will begin his opening remarks to his colleagues on the senate committee here. here we go. >> members of the committee, thank you very, very much. i'm in awe of the wonderful comments that were just made, and i appreciate them, and i'll say a little bit more about them. before i begin i would like to have the privilege of just introducing very quickly, i think most of you know my wonderful wife, theresa who has been part of in great journey for a longtime. my brother cam who is serving over in the commerce department as counsel there and i trust they know he's here and have tkeufpb him tim given him time off. my daughter, vanessa and her husband brian, both of whom are working as ph
of the debt ceiling and trying to avoid the fiscal cliff showed congress at its worst. chambliss served two terms in the senate. he anchored some conservative activists with his attempts to find a bipartisan solution to the nation's debt problem. >>> playing the lottery might become impossible for some people in north carolina. here's why. a state lawmaker wants to ban people receiving government assistance or those who have declared bankruptcy from playing. republican representative paul stan is helping to draft this legislation. he says welfare money should be used to help people survive, not for gambling. critics say everyone should be able to play. ♪ what's love got to do with it ♪ >> great song. >>> singing legend tina turner is saying good-bye to her u.s. citizenship and will soon be a citizen of switzerland. she is 73 years old. she moved to switzerland in 1995 with her long time partner and says she cannot imagine a better place to live. she needs at proval of the swiss federal authorities to make this official. >>> the vice president takes his gun violence task force to a virgi
, chris. we've got sequestration coming, we've got the debt ceiling coming again we have to deal with in may. your article, this is a heck of a title, once unthinkable severe spending cuts now seem plausible, how so? >> t.j., what we saw in the congress was a few years ago they put together such big budget cuts, $1.2 trillion in cuts split 50-50 between military spending and domestic spending. and those were so big that everybody agreed at the time that there was no way we would do kind of this across the board budget ax. we're going to come back, we're going to rethink this and we're going to try to get those savings in a more -- in a smarter way. and that hope as it were is pretty much shot now when you talk to the republicans and democrats in the congress. republicans believe many of the deficit hawks out there believe this is the best chance they have for cutting spending. it's going to become law on march 1st. it's already on the way to taking effect. and democrats are happy to replace some of those cuts, particularly in the military side, but they want to do it with tax inc
in the debt ceiling crisis of 2011 that the credit agencies talked about lowering the triple a bond rating mohsen because of problems of the federal level. -- mostly because of problems at the federal level. the sequester -- it pushed off congress for only two months. but let a lot of states in uncertainty. right now what states are doing is they're governors are proposing budget cuts but they are doing so with this backdrop of federal uncertainty because they do not know how much money is going to be coming from the federal government and they will not know for at least a little while longer. host: here is a comment on our facebook page. she says that companies continued to move out of rhode island. home prices below what towns assessed for tax purposes. a t-shirt to tell us where you are writing from -- be sure to tell us where you are writing from. let us go to leonard in michigan on our democrat line. caller: thank you for taking my call. good morning. i just recently relocated here to michigan. i would say the state is doing very well from my aspect of it. i see how the auto makers re
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